Flashcards in Analysis Considerations Deck (13):
Style / Period
does the work or section fall into a standard "template"?
Use of thematic or motivic materials
is there a unifying motive? is there an intervallic sequence that has structural significance?
Tonal? Pre tonal? Post Tonal? Harmonic language - chordal analysis or general decription?
Distinguishing rhythmic features
Growth / Development / Pacing
Consider how the composer creates and resolves tension
consider common textures; homorhythmic, poyphonic/contrapuntal, melody and accompaniment, always describe the texture
each subsequent number is the sum of the previous numbers; build up is 2/3 of a piece of music and release from climax is last third
a series of chords presented in the same inversion
music that derives stability through menas other than traditional tonic-dominant relationships. This may be achieved through focus on (by repetition of) a tone, chord or scale.
a scale or mode is one component that generates harmonic and melodic materials. Examples : Debussy's use of church modes, pentatonic and whole tone scales; Bartok's use of "synthetic" scales; Stravinsky's use of octatonic scale
most important or most prominent material
accompaniment, secondary supporting material